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Colombians Very Disappointed Steve Harvey Didn’t Make A Mistake

Miss South Africa, left, and Miss Colombia, right

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (The Adobo Chronicles, Miami Bureau) – It was a moment dreaded by all who watched this year’s Miss Universe Pageant held in Las Vegas.

Two years ago, on the same stage, pageant host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner — Miss Colombia instead of Miss Philippines.

Well today, that tense moment was relived all over again, and for the Colombians, they had one fervent wish. They were hoping Harvey announced the wrong winner. Again.

The last two women standing were Miss South Africa and Miss Colombia. Then, when Harvey announced the Miss Universe winner, he  confidentently said, “Miss South Africa.”

Then there was silence in all of Colombia.

The Colombians were waiting for Harvey to come back on stage while Miss South Africa was being crowned to say that he made a mistake, and that it was actually Miss Colombia who was the winner.

But the Colombians waited and waited and waited.

This time, Harvey got it right. South Africa was indeed the winner.

Maybe, next year?


Filipinos Celebrate Rachel Peters’ Miss Universe Victory!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipinos were ecstatic when they heard the news that Ms. Peters  (Rachel) of the Philippines won the Miss Universe crown.

Motorists started honking their horns.  Office workers were high-fiving each other and patrons at karaoke bars began singing the oldie Pinoy song, “Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko.”

But alas, it was all short-lived.  Many folks misread the texts they got from their friends and family.

Little did they know at first that the Ms. Peters who won the crown was South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Peters, not Rachel.

Well, we can’t win all the time, can we?

Miss Universe: Two Years Later, Steve Harvey Corrects Himself

96BE5F84-9032-4A31-A8B0-EADD8A314FADLAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles, Las Vegas Bureau) – Two years ago, host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner in the Miss Universe Pageant, proclaiming Miss Philippines as first runner-up and Miss Colombia as the winner of the coveted crown.

Well, the rest is history.  We all know that the actual winner was Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.

Tonight, after two long years, Harvey made it right, correctly announcing that Miss Colombia was first runner-up to Miss South Africa, the new Miss Universe.

History repeats itself, but we can always correct history!